In this post, Sean Conrad explains how our Patrol Rifle course meets training requirements in the state of New Jersey.
Q: Does Team One Network’s Patrol Rifle Instructor Course fall under the Attorney General’s “Equivalent” language of the NJ Firearms Requalification guideline?
A: The patrol rifle instructor course content contains an overlay of material as instructed in the past by a former NJ State Range Master. It also carries with it an MOI instructor training component.
This particular course content has huge relevance to New Jersey Guidelines since we also expose the new instructors to calling the line on the NJ ARQC (NJ Rifle Day Q) and SGNQC (used for night rifle qualifications). We also utilize the NJ Qualification Course at the end of the training week as a course completion requirement. Also covered are the specific NJ Guidelines qualifications standards, the quarterly training requirements and record keeping as mentioned in the NJ Attorney General Guidelines.
In order to meet this criteria and language of the guideline though, it must be approved as such by your Chief. (see below)
In the past, we have provided NJ Chiefs with this information and the course materials for their review and they deemed it sufficient for their agency….
Section 6. Automatic/Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Firearms Instructor Qualification Requirements (this section does not pertain to Scoped Rifle) All automatic/semi-automatic weapons instructors (supervising firearms instructors and firearms instructors) engaged in the prescribed automatic/semi-automatic including police carbine training and qualification program must satisfy one of the following requirements.
An instructor must be certified by the Police Training Commission (PTC) to instruct in an approved “Basic Course” as defined in N.J.A.C. 13:1-1.1.
An instructor must possess training equivalent to the PTC-approved firearms instructor course and be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in firearms instruction. Equivalent training includes successful completion of a firearms instructor training program such as offered by the Federal Semi-Annual Firearms Qualification and Requalification Standards 9-33 Revised (5/03) Bureau of Investigation, U. S. Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, New Jersey State Police, Smith and Wesson Academy, or National Rifle Association Police Firearms Instructor Program.
An instructor must have satisfactorily completed some other recognized firearms instructor course as determined by the chief of police or agency executive. In addition to those qualifications required for automatic/semi-automatic assault weapons firearms instructors, supervising instructors must have successfully completed an automatic/semi-automatic assault weapons instructor course offered by the Division of Criminal Justice or an equivalent course, such as those courses offered by either the Drug Enforcement Administration or National Rifle Association. A Police Carbine instructor must have completed one of the following instructor’s courses; Subgun, Police Service Rifle or a Police Carbine instructor course.
A supervising firearms instructor for the personal defense weapons must have successfully completed a Subgun Instructor Course.